Postedon Jul 07, 2010 at 07:16 pm
Freedom to Marry executive director Evan Wolfson called the civil unions veto from Hawaii governor Linda Lingle “profoundly disingenuous” as exemplified by her recommendation that the public should vote on the issue, which it already did in 1998.
Postedon Jul 06, 2010 at 08:41 am
The civil unions bill is to give same sex and heterosexual couples all the benefits of marriage under Hawaii law.
Gov. Linda Lingle (R) was in Monday's July Fourth celebration parade in Kailua, but she wouldn't tell reporters what she plans to do about civil unions...only that it has been a very difficult decision.
Postedon Jul 02, 2010 at 02:15 pm
Members of a coalition of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups delivered to Gov. Linda Lingle's office yesterday an Equality Hawaii 2009 poll favorable to the civil unions movement, as well as an estimated 7,500 letters, postcards and petition signatures.
Postedon Jun 25, 2010 at 07:43 am
Chad Blair tells the story of a longtime customer threatening to boycott Foodland Super Market because of its membership in Hawaii Roundtable which recently sent a letter to Gov. Lingle asking her to veto the new same-sex civil union bill she's now considering.
On Wednesday, Hawaii Roundtable sent Lingle another letter, this time backing away from any appearance of opposition to civil unions.
Postedon Jun 15, 2010 at 07:00 am
Republican Gov. Linda Lingle of Hawaii has until June 21 to announce whether she will veto the only pending civil unions legislation in the nation.
Lingle, in the final months of her second and last term, faces a momentous decision that carries political and legal implications.
Postedon May 26, 2010 at 08:00 am
Tourism and other businesses might benefit by about $7 million a year, but legalizing civil unions would otherwise have a minimal economic impact in the state, according to two University of Hawaii researchers.
Postedon May 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Hawaii governor, Linda Lingle, wants to hear from both sides before she makes a decision on civil unions -- and she held the first of two private meetings on Monday.
She's talking to people both for and against the measure that would extend the same rights as marriage to same-sex couples.